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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice part 3

Avon Grips: Featuring soft, durable “memory foam for your hands,” Avon’s ergonomic, chemical resistant and vibration dampening custom grip options are available for all Harleys, Indians and most other brands”;


Drift: The choice of the aficionado, the class-leading Drift Ghost 4K camera with rotating lens and direct live streaming is a specialty action sports camera that is internationally recognized for its quality and technology. The Drift product range is a genuinely motorsports friendly and genuinely innovative program that provides the specialty retailer with “better quality and more features than competing products at a lower price-point and higher margin”;


National Cycle: Last year saw the Maywood, Illinois based windshield manufacturer celebrate 80 years since it was first incorporated by Gordon Willey as The Nation’s Cycle Center in 1937. A passionate aviator from Illinois, he decided to quit a secure job to start a motorcycle accessory venture in the depths of the Great Depression, and the rest, as they say, is history. Still owned and operated by the Willey family, nowadays, National Cycle is known as the international motorcycle industry leader in hardcoated polycarbonate windshields, quick release mount systems, multi-adjustable and tilting windshields for UTVs and motorcycles, and is noted for its proprietary Quantum Hardcoating and renowned aeroacoustic VStream windscreen designs;


Belt Drives Ltd: Recent new products from the Anaheim, California based specialist include the Shovelhead ‘Shorty Drive’ belt drive conversion. Said to provide exceptional driveline support and “extended life, strength, smooth operation and reliability for the traditional Shovelhead driveline designs and components,” it is a complete “Shovel Shorty” electric start drive kit, featuring a billet rear plate that covers the trans drive while providing support for the clutch basket assembly;


S&S Cycle: As the Viola, Wisconsin based pioneer of “Proven Performance” continues to advance on multiple fronts, recent new offers include 49-state EPA compliant Sidewinder 2 into 1 systems for M-8 Touring models that feature a removable dB reducer baffle, allowing riders to tune the system for sound and backpressure; plus the ‘El Dorado’ 50-state legal muffler/header package for ‘17-’18 M-8 powered Touring (CARB EO# K-010-1) models. S&S marketing lead David Zemla says that “the ‘El Dorado’ is a complete system that includes headers and a set of 4.5” MK45 mufflers fitted with the latest in S&S designed, high flow cat technology. Much like the automotive industry years back, high flow catalysts have finally made their way into the V-twin market. These are the real deal - they combine clean styling and an authoritative note with increased torque and horsepower, without the performance punishment”. The ‘El Dorado’ is a bolt-on installation that does not require tuning and is available in show quality chrome or black ceramic finish with ‘Tracer’ or ‘Thruster’ exhaust tips;


Rockford Fosgate: One of the best-known names in the audio industry, top-sellers include the company’s front audio kit for 1998-2013 Street and Road Glide models, “closed loop” Prime 160 watt 4-channel system (1998-2013) and Power Street Glide (2014+) and Road Glide (2015+) front audio kit;


Vance & Hines: Organized as part of MAG’s California based Performance Group (along with Progressive Suspension, Performance Machine and Burly Brand) the Santa Fe Springs, California based exhaust manufacturer has been quick to market with more 2018 M-8 Softail options, from slip-ons to headers and full systems, that we can name check here. However, the latest news to emerge from the V&H skunk works is the company’s welcome return to Top Fuel Drag Racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. “The NHRA has done a great job of developing the Harley class to create a new two-wheeled championship category in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said Vance & Hines founder Terry Vance, “and we are very happy to be bringing together two of the biggest names in Top Fuel in Doug and Mike”;


Wild Ass: The Wild Ass motorcycle air cushion is available in Neoprene rubber, polyurethane or polyurethane with gel. The cushion is said to eliminate painful pressure points and promote blood circulation by utilizing adjustable interconnected air cells which conform to the rider’s shape regardless of weight or seating position. The reduction of shock and vibration reduce lower back pain and air circulation under the rider disperses heat and perspiration;


Speed & Strength: Aimed at “new gen” and youth riders, Speed & Strength is a ‘cross-over’ gear and apparel brand that speaks “fluent radical”. Pitched at men and women, the range runs from full face, modular/flip-up, open face and half helmets to jackets, gloves, pants, riding foot wear and casual apparel in leather, textile and mesh. Attention to detail meets style and safety;


Cardo: The company’s advanced communications systems include “the most advanced rider-to-rider solutions available”, including the ‘DMC’ (Dynamic Mesh Communication) technology that “allows for full intercom conferencing from two to 15 riders at a range of up to five miles, with parallel audio streaming, enabling riders to listen to music or GPS instructions while riding”;